Now with the wedding between Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck off and Lopez having torched the dress, Vera Wang is out both money ($25,000) and publicity. A source says Lopez’s refusal to pay for even the dress’ wholesale cost has irked the designer to no end. ”It’s not about the money … obviously $25,000 to Vera is just a drop in the bucket. … It’s just the principle of the thing,” the source told Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times.
While Ben Affleck Gambles, Jennifer Lopez Shops
October 22, 2003 – The Las Vegas Sun reports that while Ben Affleck was back in the hotel room Sunday night playing poker with David Schwimmer and some other pals, Jennifer Lopez busied herself by going shopping. The manager at Chopard says the diva bought a pair of matching his-and-hers bracelets with the store’s signature floating diamonds, while a Roberto Cavalli staffer says she paid $3,000 for a dress, and at the Gianni Versace store, she paid $10,000 for a dark-green gown, and finally at Valentino, she spent $900 on a pair of flower-pocketed corduroys and a knit top.
Bennifer’s Secret Wedding Plan
October 21, 2003 – Us Weekly’s Janice Min tells Extra a top secret Georgia ceremony may be back on soon for Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. She says, “Ben and Jen have a new plan. Now they’ve decided they are going to elope. It will probably happen on Hampton Island, where Ben owns a $7 million estate that is very private and very inaccessible to the public.”